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January/February 2002 - Vol XVI No 1
UU World: The Magazine of the Unitarian Universalist Association
Cover, January/February 2002 UU World: Understanding Evil

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The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

From the new Beacon Press anthology, Poems to Live By in Uncertain Times; also, Reading 483 in Singing the Living Tradition. Copyright 1968 by Wendell Berry; reprinted by permission.

Special Issue: The Realities of Life with Terrorism

Confronting Evil

Does our first principle—affirming the inherent worth and dignity of every person—apply even to terrorists? / BY WARREN R. ROSS

Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Genuine and durable peace requires responding to violent provocation in unexpected ways. /BY JOHN PAUL LEDERACH

Living the Faith

From ground zero to communities across the continent, Unitarian Universalists reach out in a transformed world. /BY DONALD E. SKINNER

On the cover: Photograph © Jim Watson, U.S. Navy/CORBIS, 2001.
Confronting Evil
by Warren R. Ross
The Cycle of Violence
By John Paul Lederach
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by Donald E. Skinner

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